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News Briefs: More 'Deadpool' Details Confirmed; Watch the First 'Transporter Refueled' Trailer

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:56

Deadpool: Morena Baccarin recently grabbed a lead role in X-Men spin-off Deadpool, though the role she would be playing was kept a mystery... until now. The actress shared a photo via social media indicating that her character is named Vanessa, likely a "shapeshifting mutant" also known as Copycat. Ryan Reynolds stars, along with T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein and Gina Carano; the movie hits theaters on February 12, 2016. [Coming Soon]   The Bad Batch: Jim Carrey, Keanu...

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SXSW Recap: The Best Movies, the Coolest Interviews and Greatest Moments

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 11:58

The 2015 SXSW Film Festival has officially come to a close, and our fearless correspondents, Erik Davis and Alicia Malone, were right in the thick of some of the fest's most buzzed-about moments. We asked them to highlight just a few of them below -- from their favorite movies to the most memorable interviews. Check out what they had to say. The Best Movies The Top 3: Erik Says... 1. Trainwreck Amy Schumer completely crushes it as a New York City career girl...

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This Week's Hottest Movie Trailers: 'Pixels,' 'Paper Towns' and 'Insidious: Chapter 3'

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 11:38

Check out our roundup of this week's hottest movie trailers -- and let us know your favorites below! Top 5 Hottest Trailers This Week Click on the image below to watch new trailers for some of this summer’s most anticipated films! HEADER TRAILER IMAGE HERE Must-Watch Pick: Pixels (in theaters July 24) When Earth is invaded by classic 8-bit video game characters, who ya gonna call? Adam Sandler, obviously.  The once and future Happy Gilmore...

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Find Out Why 'Selma' and 'Friday' Are Returning to Theaters

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:28

What do Selma and Friday have in common? Both are heading back to theaters for special occasions. For the former, the recent Best Picture nominee is getting a quick rerelease this weekend for the 50th anniversary of historical events seen in the movie. March 21, 1965 is the date Martin Luther King Jr. led the third and complete attempt to march from Selma to Montgomery in support of voting rights. As depicted at the climax of Selma, three days later thousands of protestors descended upon the...

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Watch: This Extended 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' TV Spot Brings the Roar

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:09

"If you step outside that door, you're an Avenger." Can you feel it? Those goosebumps? That's the 2015 summer movie season creeping all up on us, with May 1 -- and Avengers: Age of Ultron -- right around the corner. A new extended TV spot for the superhero sequel has just arrived online, showcasing a good deal of new footage as it highlights each hero individually. There's some Iron Man, some Captain America (how about that motorcycle flip?), some Black Widow, some...

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Watch: Mystery and Intrigue in New 'Paper Towns' Trailer

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 06:09

From the producers and author of The Fault in Our Stars comes this coming-of-age story adapted from John Green’s bestselling novel, Paper Towns. On the eve of high school graduation, Quentin (Nat Wolff) embarks on an all-night adventure with his neighbor, the mysterious Margo (Cara Delevingne). However, things really get interesting when Margo disappears – but not before leaving behind a series of clues for Quentin and his friends to follow. Where they lead is anybody’s...

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News Briefs: New 'Mockingjay' Animated Logo, Jolting First 'Poltergeist' TV Spot

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 21:06

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2: Lionsgate released a new animated logo for the franchise's final installment. As it plays, you hear some iconic moments from past installments. Check it out below.     Little Women: Sarah Polley, Academy Award-nominated for her Away from Her script, will adapt Louisa May Alcott's classic novel Little Women for the big screen. The actress turned filmmaker will focus on writing the screenplay before deciding whether...

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Watch the First 'Pixels' Trailer: Adam Sandler Wants to Kill Beloved Video Game Characters

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:18

Even if you didn't grow up in the 1980s, the first trailer for Pixels is bound to stir nostalgic memories of all the great video games from the first generation of joystick madness. How? Well, Pac-Man and Donkey Kong quickly became hugely iconic characters, and the games in which they starred were highly influential on the games that followed, inspiring dozens of imitators and hooking just about everybody who played them, whether in an arcade or at home on the newfangled cartridge game...

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Watch: 'Roar,' The Story Behind the Most Dangerous Movie Ever Made

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:40

Ever since Drafthouse Films decided to rerelease an old 1981 film called Roar, folks have been buzzing. Billed as one of the most dangerous movies ever made, this crazy long-lost experiment directed by Noel Marshall and starring Tippi Hedren and Melanie Griffith is unlike any movie you've ever seen.  Why? Well, maybe the 100 real-life wild animals (most of them lions) has a little something to do with it. Don't believe us? Here's the trailer.  ...

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Watch Vin Diesel's Emotional Tribute to Paul Walker at This 'Furious 7' Screening

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:08

The one thing you probably never expected from a Fast and Furious installment is to get a good cry on. Seriously, there is so much over-the-top action spectacle that it's pretty impossible to feel anything other than, "Oh my god that is SO awesome!" But with franchise star Paul Walker's death in 2013 -- and the way Furious 7 handles it (which we won't spoil) -- you may want to think about packing some tissues when you catch the film in theaters beginning April 3. At the...

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News Briefs: Official 'SPECTRE' Teaser Poster; Freaky 'Insidious 3' Trailer

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 21:51

SPECTRE: The first official SPECTRE teaser poster has been released, showcasing the steely-eyed stare of Daniel Craig as legendary special agent James Bond. The movie follows 007 as he seeks to uncover the dastardly secrets of a sinister organization. Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Lea Seydoux and Christoph Waltz also star; look for it in theaters on November 6. [Twitter]   Blue Thunder: Action thriller Blue Thunder is returning to the big screen -- but the supercharged...

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Watch: VHS Gets a Big Bump From Matthew McConaughey and Jimmy Kimmel

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:30

  "Quit streaming. Start dreaming." Is there a better celebrity endorsement than Matthew McConaughey for a small video store still stocked full of VHS tapes? He's always been a good symbol for retro and nostalgic material. Didn't he encourage you to listen to Aerosmith more through his character in Dazed and Confused? Now let him tell you why you ought to visit Vulcan Video in Austin for the great selection, service and free parking! McConaughey joined Jimmy...

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News Briefs: 'Beauty and the Beast' Finds Its Teapot; Eddie Murphy to Play Richard Pryor's Father

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:22

Beauty and the Beast: Another update on Disney's live-action remake of their 1991 animated Best Picture nominee, as a release date for Beauty and the Beast has been set for St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2017. Also, joining the cast are Emma Thompson, who'll play the teapot Mrs. Potts, and Kevin Kline, who will play Belle's father. Finally, the movie has been confirmed as a musical, with new versions of songs from the original plus new tunes by Tim Rice and...

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3 Reasons Why Idris Elba Should Be the Next James Bond

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 13:15

After this year’s Spectre, Daniel Craig is contracted for one more movie as James Bond before he hangs up the Walther PPK. Assuming Craig retires from the role that made him a star, the series’ producers will be looking far and wide for an actor to fill 007’s shoes. And if the internet is to be believed, there is only one actor for the job: Elba. Idris Elba. Still on the fence? Here are three reasons to convince you in favor of ‘The Gunman’ star. 1....

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'Insurgent' Quiz: Which Faction Are You?

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:58

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Poll: Which of These Green Characters Would You Wanna Hang Out With?

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:47

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Celebrate Easter with Olaf

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:44

The world just can’t get enough Frozen, so now we get to head back to Arendelle with the new Disney short, Frozen Fever, playing with Cinderella and in theaters now.  It’s Anna’s birthday and everyone’s getting into party planning with decorations, new festive attire and of course, cake. Olaf’s started celebrating a bit too early, unable to resist the beautifully decorated birthday cake. A lovely frozen blue hue, with white piping, the decorative sunflowers...

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Girl Power: 9 Strong Characters I Want to Show My Daughter

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:39

I want to raise a kick-ass girl…but also one who can lovingly embrace her inner girly-girl. That’s why I whole-heartedly agree with Jennifer Garner’s stance on raising daughters. “I want them to not be afraid to lean towards their femininity,” she recently said about her girls Violet and Seraphina. “…To love carrying a baby doll around, to know how to bake and to be able to kick a guy’s ass! That’s why they’ve been in karate since...

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9 Movies Starring Leprechauns You Should Watch on St. Patrick’s Day

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:03

Leprechauns. Those little bearded suckers have been charming and terrifying us for years, depending on how you view them. You’ll usually find them at the end of a rainbow, guarding a pot of gold. And sometimes, if you’re really lucky, you might see one in a movie. It might not be a nice one, though.   Leprechaun (1993) This angry guy is probably the first movie leprechaun to come into people’s minds. He’s a bit grumpy and will stop at nothing to get...

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